MOOC

Keywords: MOOC, moocs, cmooc, clmooc
(cross posted from K12 Open Ed) The cross-generational learning experiences that I’ve participated in have been uniquely powerful. This is leading me to think about how we might include more youth in our connectivist learning MOOCs. My question is – what would incentivize youth to participate? In many ways, this is the same question I am often asked about getting educators to participate in opt-...
Keywords: moocs, MOOC, clmooc, cmoocs, xmoocs
(cross-posted from K12 Open Ed)  Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about MOOCs, both as a participant and as a facilitator, in all cases as a learner. Much like my learning curve with Twitter, I dove deep and went from “meh” to “wow.” One of my biggest leaps in understanding came when I realized that “all MOOCs are NOT created equal,” and in fact, there are huge differences between xMOOCs...
(Originally published by CUE in OnCUE, Winter, 2013, Vol. 35, No. 4. Republished with permission.) Making a MOOC: What we learned in #CLMOOC Making a MOOC: What we learned in #CLMOOC MOOCs—massive open online courses—are undeniably popular in educational circles, and predictions are that they might just revolutionize how learning takes place. Gathering considerable media attention and investor...
(cross-posted from K12 Open Ed) I’m working on another MOOC, this one focused on deeper learning, and it is prompting me to think a lot about what deeper learning means to me. (As background, the Deeper Learning MOOC or DLMOOC is a free, flexible, nine-week online course that will allow K-16 educators to learn about how deeper learning can be put into practice. It starts on January 20.) To me,...